Illustration Friday: Fail

So many times I fail. I fail to get my child to nap properly. I fail to keep the house decently clean. I fail to cook. I fail to keep clean clothes ready for myself. I fail to get enough sleep. Tell me, what is success?

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9 Comments on “Illustration Friday: Fail”

  1. Jasmine Says:

    I used to pull my hair out because my baby boy’s nap is so irregular, now I just let him be. He naps when his body wants. I clean the house when people are coming over, so I invite people over more often. I have hubby bring dinner home and I sent him to work with laundry. The sleep part, I don’t get enough either. It’s just all matter of delegation. Don’t try to do everything yourself!

  2. Eden Says:

    Success is when you stop thinking of it as failure 😉

  3. marta Says:

    We all fail. We all succeed. You’re doing fine. Go ahead and make a list of all the things you did–it all has value!

  4. kathleen Says:

    success is EXACTLY what you are doing, kathryn. struggling to be the best mom you can. sucess is “failing” just like you are right now. welcome to parenthood – – and a new definition of success! i and so many of us are for you, and proud of you, and love your honesty. remember. . . success includes failure, or, as my old bumper sticker said, “fail til you succeed.” to me those thoughts aren’t contrary.

    it’s not about success or failure, anyway – i think it is about love, and i think you have plenty of that, even enough for you in your darkest moments. xo kcd

  5. lkd Says:

    “Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.”
    –Corita Kent

    Judging by this quote, I’d say you’re succeeding fabulously, oh hero of mine.

  6. Alison Says:

    I thought this was an interesting question. I too get stuck thinking of all my “failures” and forget to give my self credit for my successes.

    But I think the real truth is that showing up to ours lives every day loving those around us and striving to be the best we can in any given moment is success.

  7. Karen Says:

    I won’t give you the answer because (1) there is none, and (2) I know it and (3) you do too.

  8. Chad Says:


    That picture looks familiar to me.

    Can’t quite place my finger on it.

  9. Joyce Says:

    How about to have given birth as a measure of success!